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Bittersweet birthdays: Friends drift away from a son grappling with Asperger’s

Asperger’s: Every year since sixth grade, birthday parties for this writer’s son with Asperger’s have gotten noticeably smaller. Read more…

Accessing special education for preschool-aged children

Schooling: What you need to know about Early Intervention, Individualized Education Programs, and special education for young children. Read more…

Making sense of IEPs: Book seeks to help families understand special education and how it can help

Education: For any student in special eduation or who needs extra help in a subject, “The Survival Guide for Kids in Special Education (And Their Parents)” is an empowering resource. Read more…

What you need to know if your child is being considered for special education

Schooling: Useful questions to ask if school staff recommend that your child get evaluated for special education. Read more…

‘Navigating the Labyrinth of the Non-Mainstream Child’: Book offers insight and advice to parents raising special children

Therapies: Author Susan Hendrie-Marais helps parents who often feel isolated while caring for their special needs children. Read more…

Ending Wiliams Syndrome: Family Fun Day and Carnival raise funds to fight rare disorder

Health: A New York mom’s passion for helping her daughter — who was diagnosed with a rare disorder, and others like her, has created an event that has grown from a modest walk to a full-blown carnival at the 79th Street Boat Basin. Read more…

Understanding a Supplemental Needs Trust: Protecting assets for a disabled individual

Ask an Attorney: What you can do to legally protect a disabled person through this special trust. Read more…

Four things my child with special needs has taught me

Diagnosis: My daughter would prove one of my greatest teachers, providing lessons I had to learn. Read more…

A dad’s tale: Coping with the autism diagnosis and reclaiming parental power

Mental Health: The parent of a special child must decide to take the hit, take a deep breath, and then reclaim his role and take charge. Read more…

Meet Julia: Newest ‘Sesame Street’ character has autism

Autism: ‘Sesame Street’ is doing what it does best — helping children grow smarter, stronger, and kinder — with a new special-needs Muppet making her debut on April 10. Read more…

Parenting special-needs children and the introduction of autistic ‘Sesame Street’ Muppet Julia

Letter from the Publisher: This issue has quite a few articles written by parents of special-needs children who have boldly and bravely shared with us their stories. Read more…

Mercury poisoning: A must-read interview

Mental Health: Growing up, Albert Wilking was plagued by relentless illnesses and a puzzling assortment of maladies. But after years of questioning and extensive research, he has found himself in a place of healing and knew he had a calling: To educate the public about the dangers of mercury poisoning. Read more…
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